Care Resource is actively involved in the fight against breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, help them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects.
For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Care Resource is offering free mammograms to new and existing patients without private or government insurance at our Miami-Dade offices. To make an appointment, one must call 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish), and a mammogram virtual wellness voucher will be assigned.
According to Dr. Carmen Paez, MD, Primary Care Physician with Care Resource, “Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that cancers can be diagnosed early and treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread. Getting a high-quality screening mammogram is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early and help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74.
The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and discussed with your Care Resource medical provider.
I encourage all women to work with your Care Resource medical provider, if concerned about screening mammograms and discuss your concerns with your provider. Together you can decide what’s best for you based on your individual breast cancer risk.
Your provider will be able to show you the benefits, risks and limitations of screening mammograms and the role of breast self-exams in helping you become more familiar with your breasts, which may help you identify abnormalities or changes.
They will also be able to explain to you the role of a clinical breast exam, which is an annual examination of your breasts by your provider and is offered at Care Resource.
Having the FIU/Linda Fenner 3D Mammography mobile unit available to our female patients will allow us to increase breast cancer screenings and provide early detection of breast cancer to our female patients. I urge all of our patients to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and get screened.”